So, where to begin? We got back from Cancun on Friday night, and spent yesterday getting stuff done. While Kate was at a birthday party last night, we went to get iphones, woo hoo! I can't tell you how happy I am to dump T-Mobile (we switched to Verizon). And to dump my piece of crap, Samsung phone. I will NEVER buy another Samsung product - my first Samsung phone spontaneously died, for no reason, about six months in, and I had a Samsung camera die on me this year 11 months after I bought it.
Anyhow, the experience of switching and getting set up was great, I HIGHLY recommend Best Buy. I never had to even talk to TMobile, they did everything! Waaaaaay easier than when we went to Costco a couple years ago to upgrade from blackberries to droids.
But, I digress...you want to know about vacation!
THE GOOD. Beautiful, of course, and WONDERFUL to have an entire week of no schedule. I really value that, with how hectic our life gets! We stayed at a five-star resort, which was pretty amazing - I've never done five-star before, but boy could I get used to it. It really wasn't that expensive either, considering absolutely everything was included - the only thing we paid for were the two day trips we did.
THE BAD. I was sick the ENTIRE week. :-p Cold hit me the day before we left, and my nose was running nonstop, and I just felt generally like crap. By the time that started to pass - Wed - I started having tummy trouble. Well, intestinal. I didn't feel sick, just low energy - don't know if it was a bug or the food/water not agreeing with me, but Kate and Paul didn't have any trouble at all. I'm still having intestinal pain about once a day - hit me first thing when I woke up this morning, lovely - so who knows?!
THE REALLY UGLY. Oh lordy, I am soooooo fat. I was feeling it before I left, but I really felt it when I was there, probably because of being in swimsuits and summer clothes so much! This picture that Kate took of Paul and I just depresses me - is this the "before" picture on a diet ad or what???
Sigh...depressing. But I'm going to try to take it as motivation. I have GOT to improve my eating. And up my exercise. I really haven't been exercising, what with not feeling 100 percent, but hopefully I can start running this week again. The good thing is, the resort was so spread out that I got a ton of steps in - even on "quiet" days I was logging 7000 steps, and on several days I was over 14,000! Because of all that, I guess, I actually weighed in a pound less this morning than when I left. Which was a huge relief, I think I would have cried if I'd gained another ounce. With so much buffet eating, it was certainly a possibility, though I tried to be careful and I never went back for seconds!
So, time to get serious. I really really really really don't want to, but I hate feeling this fat. And I just get a shock every time I see a picture of myself now - when did I get so dumpy? Enough already. Quit whining and do something about it.
Anyhow, looking forward to a fairly quiet day today, other than a Girl Scout meeting this afternoon. But that should be fun, hopefully. This will be the big come-to-jesus meeting, where we lay it on the line with the girls that meetings aren't playdates and they need to start behaving. Wish me luck! ;-)